MARCELO, Philipina A.

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science, Cornell University – Ithaca, New York, United States of America, 2008
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 1994
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1989

Research Highlights

  • Development of Membrane Process System and Process Analyses for Liquid Virgin Whey Protein Isolate (LVWPI)
  • Carabao Milk Fractionation and Protein Concentration using Membrane System
  • Carabao milk-based dairy foods innovation
  • Membrane Processing System for Coconut Water

UST FACULTY Engg ChE - MARCELO Philipina A (2015, Research Highlights)

Research Interests

  • Food Process Engineering with focus on “gentle” processing
  • Membrane Technology and its applications in food systems
  • Dairy Food Product Development and Innovation
  • CDIO Approach in Teaching Product Development and Innovation

Major Recognitions

  • Awardee, Australia Awards Fellowship, 2015
  • Awardee, Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Grant by the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (August 2002 to May 2007)
  • Awardee, The John E. Kinsella Award for Excellence in Food Science, Cornell Institute of Food Science, 2006
  • Awardee, The Ruth and Henry Herzog Award for Excellence in Food Science, Cornell Institute of Food Science, 2006
  • Awardee, The Institute of Food Technologists – Western New York Section for Outstanding Achievement in Food Science, 2005
  • Citation, NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center, Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Performance in Product Development, 2003

Professional Activities

  • 1st Vice-President, Philippine Association of Engineering Schools (PAES), Inc.
  • Member, Phi Tau Sigma Honorary Society in Food Science (International)
  • Lifetime Member, Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Alumni Association
  • Member, Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers – Metro-Manila Academe Chapter
  • Member, The European Association for Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain

Research Awards

  • Third Place in the Manfred Kroger Graduate Paper Competition, for the research work, “Characterization and Process Analysis of Liquid Virgin Whey Protein Isolate”, Marcelo P.A. and Rizvi, S. S. H. A national competition in the United States of America, organized by the IFT – Dairy Foods Division, sponsored by Dairy Management, Inc., held at the 2007 IFT Annual Meeting + Food Expo in Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Second Place, Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE) National Undergraduate Research Competition for the research work, “Physical characterization of polymerized whey protein-stabilized virgin coconut oil in water”, Bob Chaervin S. Castrence, Ma. Chamille B.Faustino, Marianne Angelica R. Fuentes, and Philipina A. Marcelo (adviser) held in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines on Feb. 18, 2015.
  • First Runner-Up, Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE) National Undergraduate Research Competition for the research work, Physico-chemical analyses of yogurt made from skimmed and heat-treated carabao’s milk with adjusted whey protein to casein ratio”, S. E. Abalos, S. A. T. Cruz, A. D. C. Francisco and P. A. Marcelo (Thesis adviser and Proj. leader), held in Surigao City, Philippines on Feb. 15, 2012.
  • Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)-DOST Science Award for Julius Conrad Puentes for the research project, “Analyses and Mathematical Modeling of the Constant-TMP Microfiltration of Skimmed Carabao’s Milk”, a project sponsored by the UST RCNAS, February 2013.
  • Champion, 2012 Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE) National Undergraduate Research Competition for the research work, “Comparison of permeate flux and fouling behaviour of carabao’s milk and cow’s milk during constant TMP microfiltration”, with C. R. Domingo, E. J. P. Rieza, J. C. L. Suarez and P. A. Marcelo (Thesis adviser and Proj. leader), held in Surigao City, Philippines on Feb. 15, 2012.
  • First Runner-Up, 2012 PIChE National Undergraduate Research Competition for “Modeling the Flux Decline during the Microfiltration of Carabao’s Milk in Comparison with that of Cow’s Milk in a PTFE microfilter with J.A.R. Alday, M.G.L. Maragay, M.H.A.B. Singson and P.A. Marcelo (Thesis adviser and Proj. leader), in Surigao City, Philippines on Feb. 15, 2012.
  • Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)-DOST Science Award for John Carlo Columna for the research project, “Development of high-protein food products from virgin coconut oil-water mixture emulsified with polymerized whey proteins”, a project sponsored by the UST RCNAS, February 2011. (Philipina A. Marcelo – thesis adviser and project leader); also received the award in 1998 and 2000.
  • “Most Marketable Product” Prize (Product: Froyum!). Fifth Annual Discoveries in Dairy Ingredients Product Development Competition sponsored by the Dairy Management. Inc.; Cornell University Prod. Dev’t Team member, Spring 2003.

Selected Publications

  • Marcelo, P. A. and Rizvi, S. S. H. Applications of Membrane Technology in the Dairy Industry, Chapter 19 in Handbook of Membrane Separation: chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological applications, 2nd Edition, Ed. Pabby, A. K., Rizvi, S. S. H., and Sastre, A. M. (2015) CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Inc., U.S.A.
  • Mariano, J. C., Merced, J. H. M., Miranda, A. J. F., and Marcelo, P. A. (2011), Improvement of the textural properties of yogurt made from reduced-fat carabao’s milk by whey protein content adjustment and heat treatment of the milk, Acta Manilana, 59 ISSN:0065-1370.
  • Marcelo, P. A. and Rizvi, S. S. H. Applications of Membrane Technology in the Dairy Industry, Chapter 22 in Handbook of Membrane Separation: chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological applications, Ed. Pabby, A. K., Rizvi, S. S. H., and Sastre, A. M. (2009) CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Inc., U.S.A.
  • Marcelo, P.A. and Rizvi, S.S.H. (2008). Physicochemical properties of liquid virgin whey protein isolate, International Dairy Journal 18, 236-246 (Elsevier).
  • Marcelo, P. A. and Rizvi, S. S. H. (2006). Functional behavior of liquid virgin whey protein concentrate, J. Dairy Sci., 89, Suppl. 1, 385-386.
  • Marcelo, P. A. and Rizvi, S. S. H. (2006). Process analysis for liquid virgin whey protein concentrate production using membrane technology, J. Dairy Sci., Suppl. 1, 386.
  • Marcelo, P. A. and Rizvi, S. S. H. (2005). Pilot-scale production and characterization of liquid virgin whey protein concentrate, J. Dairy Sci. 88, Suppl. 1, 107-108.